Major SQL Server 2008 features outlined by Microsoft exec

Microsoft exec outlines major SQL Server 2008 features

At TechEd 2007, Microsoft product manager Francois Ajenstat discussed some of the major features in SQL Server 2008 designed to appeal to database administrators and IT administrators. In this first podcast of a two-part series, Ajenstat provides details on SQL Server's Declarative Management Framework (DMF), Beyond Relational and more.

Listen to the podcast via our sister site SearchWinIT.com.

Total runtime: 8:46

A look into SQL Server performance and upgrades

In part two of our segment on SQL Server 2008, Microsoft product manager Francois Ajenstat discusses what Microsoft is doing to scale the upcoming version of SQL Server, as well as the progress regarding SQL Server upgrades and migration.

Listen to the podcast via our sister site SearchWinIT.com

Total runtime: 8:34

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This was first published in June 2007

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